Hip joint dislocation - AP

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Hip joint dislocation - AP

  • Hip dislocation is a relatively uncommon injury which is usually obvious radiologically
  • X-rays are usually acquired with the aim of showing a fracture

Hip joint dislocation - Lateral

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Hip joint dislocation - Lateral

  • The lateral image shows the direction of dislocation which is usually posterior - as in this case

Hip joint prosthesis dislocation - AP

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Hip joint prosthesis dislocation - AP

  • Hip dislocation is much more common in individuals with hip replacements
  • The 'ball' of the femoral component should sit neatly in the 'socket' of the acetabular component